The Impeachment Article for Obstructing Congress Is Frivolous

(Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
We want our presidents to be elected democratically and to serve out their terms, with impeachment reserved for outrageous abuses of power.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H onor a congressional subpoena to appear at President Trump’s (presumably eventual) Senate impeachment trial? Joe Biden, still the odds-on favorite to be the Democrats’ standard-bearer in the 2020 election, scoffed at the very idea — No way!

The former vice president’s knee-jerk obstinacy illuminates — we should say, provides even more illumination of — the patent farce that is the second article of impeachment passed by the House on a strict party-line vote: the accusation that the president has obstructed Congress. As we saw in a committee hearing, featuring the spectacle of staffers questioning staffers with no actual fact witnesses in


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